Dean Jagger

Highest Rated: 100% King Creole (1958)
Birthday: Nov 7, 1903
Birthplace: Not Available
An Ohio farm boy, Dean Jagger dropped out of school several times before attending Wabash College. He was a schoolteacher for several years before opting to study acting at Chicago's Lyceum Art Conservatory. By the time he made his first film in 1929, Jagger had worked in stock, vaudeville and radio. At first, Hollywood attempted to turn Jagger into a standard leading man, fitting the prematurely balding actor with a lavish wig and changing his name to Jeffrey Dean. It wasn't long before the studios realized that Jagger's true calling was as a character actor. One of his few starring roles after 1940 was as the title character in Brigham Young, Frontiersman--though top billing went to Tyrone Power, cast as a fictional Mormon follower. Jagger won an Academy Award for his sensitive performance in Twelve O'Clock High (1949) as one of General Gregory Peck's officers (and the film's narrator). Physically and vocally, Jagger would have been ideal for the role of Dwight D. Eisenhower, but he spent his career studiously avoiding that assignment. Having commenced his professional life as a teacher, Dean Jagger came full circle in 1964 when cast as Principal Albert Vane on the TV series Mr. Novak.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Evil Town Dr. Schaeffer 1987
No Score Yet Gideon's Trumpet Justice No. 6 1980
75% Alligator Tycoon 1980
No Score Yet End of the World Collins 1978
67% Game of Death Dr. Land 1978
No Score Yet The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Actor 1976
No Score Yet Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death Dr. Land 1975
No Score Yet Redneck County Grandather Vandiver 1975
No Score Yet The Hanged Man Josiah Lowe 1974
No Score Yet I Heard the Owl Call My Name Bishop 1973
No Score Yet Visions of Evil Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Stranger Actor 1973
No Score Yet Columbo: The Most Crucial Game Actor 1972
No Score Yet The Glass House Auerbach 1972
No Score Yet The Brotherhood of the Bell Chad Harmon 1970
No Score Yet The Kremlin Letter Highwayman 1970
No Score Yet Smith! Judge 1969
No Score Yet Day of the Evil Gun Jimmy 1968
No Score Yet Firecreek Whittier 1968
No Score Yet Tiger by the Tail Top Polk 1968
No Score Yet First to Fight Lt. Col. Baseman 1967
No Score Yet Billy Rose's Jumbo John Noble 1962
No Score Yet The Honeymoon Machine Adm. Fitch 1961
No Score Yet Parrish Sala Post 1961
97% Elmer Gantry William L. Morgan 1960
No Score Yet Cash McCall Grant Austen 1960
93% The Nun's Story Dr. Van Der Mal 1959
No Score Yet The Proud Rebel Harry Burleigh 1958
100% King Creole Mr. Fisher 1958
100% Forty Guns Sheriff Ned Logan 1957
No Score Yet Bombers B-52 Actor 1957
No Score Yet The Great Man Philip Carleton 1957
No Score Yet Three Brave Men John W. Rogers 1956
60% X: The Unknown Dr. Adam Royston 1956
No Score Yet On The Threshold Of Space Dr. Hugo Thornton 1956
97% Bad Day at Black Rock Tim Horn 1955
No Score Yet It's a Dog's Life Mr. Wyndham 1955
No Score Yet Private Hell 36 Capt. Michaels 1954
100% Executive Suite Jesse W. Grimm 1954
76% White Christmas Gen. Waverly 1954
33% The Robe Justus 1953
No Score Yet It Grows on Trees Phil Baxter 1952
60% My Son John Dan Jefferson 1952
No Score Yet Warpath Sam Quade 1951
No Score Yet Rawhide Yancy 1951
No Score Yet Denver & Rio Grande General William J. 1951
No Score Yet Dark City Captain Garvey 1950
No Score Yet Sierra Jeff Hassard 1950
96% Twelve O'Clock High Major Harvey Stovall 1949
No Score Yet C-Man Cliff Holden 1949
100% Pursued Grant 1947
No Score Yet Driftwood Dr. Steve Webster 1947
No Score Yet Sister Kenny Kevin Connors 1946
No Score Yet I Live in Grosvenor Square (A Yank in London) Sgt. John Patterson 1945
No Score Yet Betrayed Paul Baxter 1944
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack) Rodion 1943
No Score Yet The Omaha Trail 'Pipestone' Ross 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Jim Sawyer 1942
80% Western Union Edward Creighton 1941
No Score Yet Brigham Young Brigham Young 1940
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time Charlie 1938
No Score Yet Exiled to Shanghai Fred Sears 1937
No Score Yet Under Cover of Night Alan 1937
No Score Yet Escape by Night James 'Capper' Regan 1937
0% Revolt of the Zombies Armand Louque 1936
No Score Yet 13 Hours by Air (Thirteen Hours by Air) Hap Waller 1936
No Score Yet The Cowboy Creed Actor 1936
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark Tops Harmon 1935
100% Whoopee Deputy 1930

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Dr. David Domedion
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Prof. Bowen
  • 1979
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Cannell
  • 1972
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Henry
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
General Ira Cloninger
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Charlie
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • 1966
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Ed Lindsay
  • 1961
  • 1960

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